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Master Planner

Dutchland Plastics Oostburg, WI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

We are adding a Master Planner to our Supply Chain team Reporting to VP of Operations, the Master Planner is responsible for developing a detailed master production schedule for multi-site manufacturing operations. You will review the schedule daily to adjust for changes in customer requirements, delay in receiving raw materials, availability of equipment, effectively communicating across Operations and Sales. In addition, you will establish master scheduling planning horizons and provide accurate ATP (Available-To-Promise) reporting. As a growing business, there is opportunity to drive process standardization across sites, and identify other process improvement opportunities from demand management and master scheduling perspectives.

  • Translate projected forecasts, incoming order volume, and safety stock requirements into a production strategy with a time based schedule. Forecast operations execution of orders to develop accurate master production schedules.
  • Work with customer base, customer service, and sales team to determine a weekly forecast and develop modeling to improve consumption / production accuracy.
  • Link customer forecasts and production data into supply chain to forecast inventory requirements.
  • Develop and implement KPIs for production scheduling in order to communicate areas of improvement.
  • Facilitate the execution of production schedules based on the incoming product mix, tooling requirements, and extrusion classes to provide accurate commitment dates to customer service across all product lines. Analyze and level load the demand on capacity by performing weekly capacity planning and monitoring customer orders.
  • Provide input to the Finance Team on operating plans for the S&OP process concerning incoming volume, capacity, and line/tooling uptime and downtime.
  • Identify current planned demand levels while managing tactical production plans to meet customer demands and identify accurate production lead times.
  • Coordinate production scheduling with functional staff such as customer service, sales, finance, and operations management.
  • Assure schedule is continually maintained and communicated throughout operations.
  • Develop customer interface of production and inventory levels to forecast future demand.
  • Facilitate logistics planning to ensure on-time delivery of products.
  • Identify capacity and supply constraints, set and maintain planning horizon.
  • Coordinate with production schedulers at each manufacturing facility.
  • The Master Planner will utilize Epicor system to sequence production and standardize process across company sites.
  • Drive planning / scheduling continuous improvement activities across the organization.


  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, Business, Economics, or related field.
  • 5+ years experience in a scheduling position with demonstrated success in implementing master schedule strategy across multi-plant sites.
  • APICS certification preferred.
  • Strong background in ERP, Epicor preferred.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills required.
  • Strong data access/retrieval skills with extensive experience in data analysis and data manipulation using MS Excel/ERP system.
  • Effectively prioritize multiple tasks to maximize efficiency and productivity.
  • Strong background in continuous improvement methodologies (lean, TPS, Six Sigma) required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Solid, proven organizational and project management leadership skills.


  • Participation in Business Performance Bonus Plan
  • Paid vacation in 1st year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Insurance: medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement program

Dutchland Plastics


Oostburg, WI